Golden Knights vs Predators Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+118) Predators (-130)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (25-20-7, 5th in the Pacific Division) head to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Nashville Predators (24-19-7, 4th in the Central Division). The line on this contest has the Golden Knights priced at +118 and the Predators are at -130. The total has been set at 6. The Golden Knights cover 44.9% of the time, having gone 22-27 SU. The Predators cover 45.8% of the time, going 22-26 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this game holding a record of 25 wins and 20 losses, which is good for 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 158 goals which has them at 5th in the West and 12th in the league. Their goal differential is 0, which is good for 19th in the league. The Golden Knights have compiled a total of 57 pts, which has them at 18th in the league and 8th in the conference. In terms of shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 1,773 which has them at 1st in the West and 2nd in the league. As a team, Vegas currently has a total of 1,373 hits which means they are averaging 26.4 per contest. They have compiled a total of 558 blocks for this year. The man protecting the net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has racked up 2,119 mins defending the goal for the season. Fleury is surrendering an average of 2.86 goals per game which ranks him 15th among Western Conference goaltenders and 31st in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's surrendered 101 goals. He's earned a save % of .907 which ranks him 21st among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Vegas Golden Knights had a rough game after their 3 - 2 defeat against the Boston Bruins in their previous game. The Golden Knights had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In this matchup, they finished 2 of the 29 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Vegas ended up with 10 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 36 and the Corsi against was 44 giving them a Corsi percentage of 45.0%. Their Fenwick was 31 while the Fenwick against was 40, which earned them a rate of 43.7%. They earned 20 face-off wins and were beaten on 20 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 63.6% and they had a PDO of 94.9 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Boston Bruins racked up a total of 37 shots. They finished with 4 minutes in the box and they tallied 5 power play attempts.
The Predators will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 24 victories and 19 losses. in respect to goal differential, they rank 6th in the Western Conference and 16th in the league with +2. They have compiled a total of 167 goals for the year which ranks them 2nd in the conference. Nashville has a save percentage as a team of .889 which currently has them sitting 30th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.9% which puts them at 6th in the conference. In net for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having a tough season by giving up 3.05 goals against average and that has him 28th among Western Conference goalies and 49th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,733 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has given up 88 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .895, which has him ranking 28th among Western Conference goalies and 56th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Nashville Predators played the New Jersey Devils in a game where the Predators notched a victory by a final score of 6 - 5. While out there on the ice, Nashville earned a 46.5% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 46 and the other team having a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.2% by earning a Fenwick of 34 and the Devils having a 38 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Nashville played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 107.4 and they had an oZS percentage of 47.8%. The Predators notched 6 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this one and were able to notch 1 out of those attempts. Concerning their opponent, the Devils had 3 power play attempts and went on to score 2 goals. Nashville conceded 32 shots on goal and the Devils ended up with 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (+118)
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